CCIA Encourages Biden Administration to be Ambitious with Trade Agenda and Address Discriminatory Practices of Trading Partners

Washington — The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee are scheduled to hold hearings this week with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on the 2022 Biden Trade Agenda. CCIA looks forward to hearing how the Administration’s worker-centered trade agenda can help foster economic growth for all, including how trade…

CCIA Welcomes Launch of U.S-UK Trade Dialogues

Washington – U.S. and UK officials met in Baltimore this week for the launch of  U.S.- UK Dialogues on the Future of Atlantic Trade. The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes these dialogues and renewed conversations on strengthening the U.S.-UK trade relationship.  According to U.S. officials, these talks seek to identify areas where parties can…

CCIA, 37 Other Companies, Organizations Ask Congress To Protect U.S. Consumers, Companies Rather Than Foreign Luxury Brands

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association, along with 37 civil society groups, trade associations and companies, sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Tuesday on their opposition to a bill that would benefit foreign luxury brands, but harm smaller U.S. companies and consumers – the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening…

CCIA Comments on New EU Toolbox Against Counterfeiting

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association submitted its comments to the European Commission’s call for evidence on the EU toolbox against counterfeiting. CCIA Europe welcomes the objective of the EU toolbox to “set out coherent, effective and coordinated action against counterfeiting, both online and offline”.   CCIA Europe shared examples of…

Court Hears Arguments Challenging Legality Of Maryland’s Digital Tax

Washington – A federal judge in Maryland heard oral arguments today in a case challenging the constitutionality of Maryland’s digital tax, which the legislature passed last year. The “Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax” aimed at some digital advertising platforms attempts to collect up to ten percent of global revenues from a small number of out-of-state…

CCIA and International Business Groups Raise Concerns with EU Foreign Subsidies Proposal

Brussels, BELGIUM – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), along with six other leading international trade associations, expressed concerns with the EU proposal on foreign subsidies in a joint statement highlighting the potential unintended consequences of the EU Regulation. The statement was signed by the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU, Australian Business in Europe,…

CCIA Welcomes Senate Finance Committee Leadership on EU Discriminatory Tech Regulation

Washington — In a letter to President Biden, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and Ranking Member Mike Crapo raised concerns with forthcoming EU legislation the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act. The letter encouraged the Administration to engage with the EU, leveraging ongoing conversations through platforms like the U.S.-EU Tech & Trade…

CCIA Submits Comments Ahead of USTR’s Annual Special 301 Report On IP Trade Barriers

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed Special 301 comments today with the U.S. Trade Representative, asking USTR to identify countries using intellectual property rules in ways that pose trade barriers for U.S. exporters in its upcoming Special 301 report. The following can be attributed to CCIA President Matt Schruers:  “Countries, including longtime…